Somali police: Civilian killed by suicide bomber in Mogadishu

A Somali policeman walks past a damaged car at the scene of the blast near Al Kowsar supermarket in capital Mogadishu December 19, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber killed himself and one civilian in a bombing of a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Saturday that the bomber, who sat among diners, wounded three other people at the Village Restaurant near the national theater.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the bombing, but the Somali based al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab militant group often carry out such attacks.

Mogadishu has seen a series of attacks by the militant group which is fighting the government and the African Union forces supporting it.

Al-Shabaab militants were ousted from Mogadishu, in 2011 and have been pushed out of key cities, but they are not yet defeated and the government remains weak.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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